Demolition begins at Westmoreland House
The skyline in Stokes Croft changed forever this week as the first bricks and debris fell from Westmoreland House. The demolition team finally started work on the derelict site that is being developed Bristol based developer The PG Group.
Stuart Gaiger, development director of PG Group, said: “This is an exciting day for all of us here because we have all lived with this building for quite a long time and we’ve seen it get into a worse and worse state. Now should be the final chapter in this building’s life.”
Chair of CAG, Lori Streich was keen to remember how Westmoreland House had been a state of the art building in its day, one that was only in use for 15 years, a short time compared to how it has been stood empty now for at least twice that time.
“Part of me that feels sad for its loss but, having said that, it has stood derelict and has blighted the area for the last 35 years and is a ruin. It has to go. So, the start of the demolition today is a fantastic step forward to achieve the regeneration of the site as a whole,” said Lori.
Work is due to start on building the new 112 homes and 1000 sq m of commercial units that will regenerate the area mid way through next year.
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